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Watch: James Anderson achieves a major landmark, becomes the third player to so

By BetBarter Staff

June 13, 2022

James Anderson, at the age of 40, is still continuing to play the longest format of the game at his very best. More recently, he completed the landmark of 650 wickets in Test Cricket. Only two players have been able to do this before him, Muttiah Muralitharan (800 wickets) and the late Shane Warne (708 wickets).

He achieved this major feat with the wicket of Tom Latham in the ongoing match against New Zealand. Bowling the first over of New Zealand’s second innings, Anderson cleaned up Latham’s stumps with an in-swinger. The batter attempted to leave the length ball since he thought it would move outwards, but he was completely astonished.

Watch Tom Latham’s wicket here

As for the match, New Zealand was asked to bat first at Trent Bridge. Dary Mitchell and Tom Blundell were the game’s standouts, both scoring a century while batting first. Mitchell scored 190 runs and Blundell scored 106 runs in their team’s total of 553 runs. For England, James Anderson was the pick of the bowlers with his figures of 62 runs for three wickets in 27 overs.

In the next innings, Joe Root and Ollie Pope took the responsibility to get the team to a good position. Both played with the right intention, and each scored a century. Pope scored 145 while the former team captain scored 176 runs. England managed 539 runs on the board. Trent Boult had a great outing as he completed his five-wicket haul, while Michael Bracewell took three in his debut game. The Black Caps now had a lead of 14 runs.

James Anderson got an early breakthrough in the next innings, and England was able to put pressure on the batters with the new ball. At the end of the first session of day four, the Kiwis have a lead of 41 runs. They will now look to get some quick runs and set a good total for England. They would want to win the match and level the series. Notably, England currently leads the series 1-0.